Joe Biden says he has four potential female vice-presidential picks, but can't remember any of their names

Joe Biden says he has four potential female vice-presidential picks, but can't remember any of their names
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Joe Biden embarrassed himself once again as he listed four potential female vice presidents he would pick, but struggled to remember any of their names.

During a campaign stop in Winterset, Iowa, on Friday, November 22, the former vice president was asked by a voter who he would choose as his deputy if he won the presidency in 2020.

The Democrat appeared to sidestep the question by saying he "could start naming people but the press will think that's who I picked," but he was reportedly not able to recall names of any of those he might select after he listed their qualifications and only identified them based on their public roles. 

Initially, Biden joked with the voter who asked the question. "You. Are you available?" he quipped. However, then the Democratic frontrunner began with "the former assistant attorney general who got fired who was just in Delaware.

At the time, he was referring to Sally Yates, the disgraced federal prosecutor who became acting attorney general before Trump fired her from her position in 2017, just two weeks into his presidency.

The president relieved Yates from her duties after she refused to defend new travel restrictions imposed by the White House on seven Muslim-majority nations.

Biden then proceeded to describe "the woman who should have been the governor of Georgia", referring to Stacey Abrams.

On March 27, Abrams told The View roundtable, "I think you don't run for second place." However, she backtracked in May saying she was open to running on the eventual Democratic nominee's ticket as vice president.

Biden also forgot the names of "the two senators from the state of New Hampshire", while referring to Democrats Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. "I mean, there's an enormous number of qualified people," he added.

The former vice president had only recently cemented his reputation for notorious gaffes on November 17, when he said President Donald Trump had been in office for eight years, according to our earlier report.


"We can handle with a lot of difficulty eight years of Donald Trump," Biden said. "Excuse me, four years of Donald Trump," the 2020 presidential hopeful corrected himself, before making a gesture of the cross over himself and drawing laughs from the audience.

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